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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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This was on our "must do" list owing to our love of works by Fra Angelico, and we were more than delighted. At 4 euros, it's a bargain, and there were very few others there.
All the previous affirmations of this site are true. It's...More
When you visit, the museum doors are just to the right of the church. The church is wonderful, see it first then go to the museum. There's plenty of wonderful things to see on the ground floor, but don't miss what's waiting for you upstairs....More
A sense of spirituality and serenity permeated this museum. Perhaps because it was uncrowded, or it featured mainly the religious paintings of Fra Angelico. It used to be a monastery. One can imagine the monks going about their day, in silence and in prayer.
We first visited this museum 18 years ago by accident as the queue for the Accademia was so off putting. What a wonderful find. Visiting Florence recently we made sure to go again and once again we found it to be stunning. Also unlike many...More
This museum is a treasure of Spiritual Art done by Fra Angelico. His paintings can be found in the rooms that the monks used centuries ago in this Monastery. The famous Masterpiece, Annunciation of Mary is be found here as well...by Fra Angelico.
As with another review I've just seen, we also visited the monastery after seeing it on "The Medici - Makers of Modern Art". The monastery, now museum, was paid for by Giovanni Medici, the money lender, and real founder of the dynasty, who also contributed...More
The museum is incredible, the frescos are inspiring to see. The monks' rooms speak volumes of their lives when you see how stark and simple they lived. The ceiling alone is a splendour to witness. Well worth visiting, not a place to skip over if...More